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Hyogo Prefectural Government opens Hong Kong office (with photo)

     The Hyogo Prefectural Government announced today (November 15) that it has opened an office in Hong Kong to support companies from Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, in expanding their business in Asia and overseas.

     The Hong Kong office, Hyogo Business and Tourism Centre (HK), is responsible for promoting Hyogo's regional economic co-operation with Hong Kong, Mainland China and ASEAN countries, as well as other countries and regions.

     The Director of the Hyogo Business and Tourism Centre (HK), Mr Tatsuhiro Arai, said that the Hong Kong office is the prefecture's fifth outside Japan, following the opening of representative offices in the US, Australia, France and Brazil. "We chose Hong Kong because it is the gateway city to Asia and has good access to Guangdong and Hainan Provinces, both of which have alliances with Hyogo Prefecture," he said.

     The Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Mr Andrew Davis, welcomed the Hyogo Business and Tourism Centre (HK)'s setting up in Hong Kong, saying, "Hong Kong offers a strategic anchor for Japanese investors with its strong international network, foundation in the rule of law and free market mechanisms. It is the perfect platform for a prefectural government like Hyogo to help companies from the prefecture expand into Mainland China and other parts of Asia."

About Hyogo Business and Tourism Centre (HK)

     The Hyogo Business and Tourism Centre (HK) is one of the representative offices of Hyogo Prefecture.  It supports Hyogo companies in developing their business in Asia and overseas and helps to attract visitors to Hyogo. It also supports the expansion of overseas sales channels for agricultural and fishery products, foods and other local products from Hyogo. For more information, please visit

About Invest Hong Kong

     InvestHK is the department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government established in July 2000 to take responsibility for Foreign Direct Investment and support overseas and Mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong. It provides free advice and customised services to help businesses succeed in Hong Kong's vibrant economy. As at June 2012, InvestHK had completed over 2,600 investment projects, creating more than 30,000 new jobs in the first year of operation or expansion and HK$67 billion of investment. For more information, please visit

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Ends/Thursday, November 15, 2012
Issued at HKT 11:26


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